That’s your opinion.sundaymorningstaple wrote:What Aussiemama should know is that she should just go to KK Womens' & Children's hospital and be done with it.
Every time the topic of public vs private healthcare in SG comes up, you always see these dogmatic trolls that suddenly spring up sounding very vehement. Really do wonder at times if there’s vested interests.
There are so many facets that a pregnant woman must consider; including the fact that public hospitals in SG are generally only cheaper for locals with citizenship. Even PRs got their subsidies reduced, and the fact that to get any subsidies, one must be a subsidized patient aka referred by a polyclinic, and one may not choose her own obstetrician and will be instead assigned to any random doctor who’s not yet a consultant and also will have to stay in four to five bedded crammed ward and below.
Or the fact that even for citizens, if you go to a public hospital and ask to see a specific doctor or stay in a A1 single person room you are entitled to Zero subsidies.
Or that private (non subsidized) patients of public hospitals pay very high bill that are not far off from private hospital rates.
Ahhh none of that came up I see.
Seeing that she obviously doesn’t qualify for any subsidies anyway, she might as well not stay in a non-air-conditioned 8 person Ward and be attended to and baby delivered by an inexperienced resident. So this means she will be going as a private (non subsidized) patient in a public hospital and paying rates that are the same as private hospitals.
In fact extremely popular hospitals among local moms like Thomson and Mount Alvernia and Parkway East house the most popular obstetricians in Singapore (not the senior citizens like what u see in Mount E Orchard) but they are also very very experienced lol. And the total outlay will not be far off from going to dingy SGH. Lol
Aussiemama, as someone who has given birth in SG before I escaped, I can vouch for some of the best OBs in Singapore, PM me if you need names . Mount Alvernia is very popular among local moms and some expats. And you don’t want a senior citizen too one of those at Mount E Orchard as you do need a certain vigor for normal delivery esp if he needs to be using the suction cup (vacuum assisted).
Someone in his/her late 40s and early 50s is perfect age for obstetricians.